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Railway strike enters 7th day

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The strike action launched by several railway trade unions continued for the seventh day despite President Maithripala Sirisena requesting all strikers to report back to work.

Several Railway Trade Unions launched a strike action midnight,last Wednesday (December 6) based on several demands.

RTUA co-convener Lal Ariyaratne said none of the government officials had intervened in resolving this matter and were only determined to continue the work stoppage.

Meanwhile the period for the strikers to report back to work terminates today, Railway Additional Operations General Manager Vijaya Samarasinghe announced.

Striking railway unions yesterday said that a decision will be taken on whether strike is to continue or not after talks with ministerial committee today morning (13).

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (12) requested all striking railway trade unions to return to work considering the inconvenience caused to Ordinary Level students who are sitting for the examination from yesterday onwards.

The President made a request from the railway trade unions to call off the strike as many children will be affected by the strike action.

  • under the courtesy of adaderana

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